PYEONGCHANG, South Korea-It was a historic moment, and it happened even before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had officially begun.
At a reception dinner prior to the opening ceremony in the evening, local TV footage showed Kim Yong Nam shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and with Abe.
US Vice President Mike Pence, who was seated in the same box, did not interact with the North Koreans at any point, US officials said.
Though this is not the first time athletes from the two countries have entered the Olympics together, it would take an extraordinary sporting feat to usurp the Koreans' march as the predominant moment of the games.
By sending a youthful, photogenic person who will undoubtedly attract worldwide attention during the games, North Korea may also be trying to craft a fresher public image and defang any US effort to use the Olympics to highlight the North's brutal human rights record.
Sources toldCNN that the sending of ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and Kim's sibling Kim Yo Jong reads as more of a symbolic act than any concrete diplomatic initiative by North Korea.
Now the North is subject to multiple rounds of United Nations security council sanctions over its banned nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes, while the democratic South has risen to become the world's 11th-largest economy. Lawmakers from Moon's liberal ruling party have talked about the possibility of South Korea sending a special envoy to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong-un. According to press reports, White House strategists have argued that "limited strike on a missile launch site or other select targets" might convince North Korea about the seriousness of USA intent and discourage further escalation.
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Bundled up in a scarf, mask and knitted hat, with hot packs tucked into her knee blanket, office worker Shin Hye-sook said she and her three colleagues were coping with the cold.
"All the athletes around me, all the spectators here in the stadium, and all Olympic fans watching around the world. we are all touched by this gesture", he said.
Kim Yo Jong shook hands with Moon at the beginning of the ceremony.
Mr Moon is expected to hold a luncheon meeting at the presidential Blue House today with Ms Kim and members of a North Korean delegation, in the highest-level contact between the two Koreas in years.
Kim Yong-nam and Kim Yo-jong, both of them in dark coats with fur collars, were met by the South's unification minister and other officials.
It's a game South Koreans have witnessed before and they're exhausted of playing.
The sister of the North Korean leader has arrived in South Korea, dressed in a black coat and absorbing a barrage of camera flashes. The group is fringe, but their demonstrations have generated irate reactions in North Korea's state-run media and could potentially spin out into a major incident if they ever manage to get closer to the North Koreans themselves - or especially Kim and her entourage.
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Alongside 22 athletes, Pyongyang has sent more than 400 delegates to the Games, including a team of cheerleaders and an orchestra. North Korea will compete in alpine skiing, figure skating, short track speed skating, and cross-country skiing.
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Neither nor Kim Yong Nam are among the North Korean officials blacklisted under sanctions over the North's weapons programs. Moon is joined by his national security director, intelligence chief, chief of staff and the unification minister.
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